Clinical Examination Skills

by Farrukh Iqbal

The book Step by Step® Clinical Examination Skills will help to enhance the knowledge of already practicing clinicians. Various skills like communication, clinical, organizational and procedural skills should be developed by a doctor to accomplish appropriate management of the patient. Detailed patient’s history, family history along with various non specific symptoms is important in patient management. Instruments required during clinical examination should be placed in order before starting the examination. The physical examination can be general physical examination- and systemic examination. Different principles of examination, step by step examination, case writing tips and common commands used in examining different body systems are described. Examination of respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, nervous and musculoskeletal systems along with dermatological examination is discussed in detail. Importance of keeping patient’s record, appropriate treatment plan and discharge summary is highlighted. Investigations that can be routine or systemic help to include or exclude diagnosis in patient management.

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Author Author's Affiliation
1. Iqbal Farrukh Shaikh Zayed Postgraduate Medical Institute, Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
Shaikh Zayed Postgraduate Medical Institute; Shaikh Zayed Hospital Lahore, Pakistan
ISBN 9788184486421
Speciality Medicine
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11114
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2009
Pages 388
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